Issey Miyake dies at 84

Issey Miyake, who founded one of Japan’s most prestigious fashion houses has passed away. He was 84.

Issey Miyake Japanese designer
Issey Miyake passed away on August 5 due to liver cancer
Issey Miyake’s Design office stated that a private funeral had already been held and no additional rituals will be held to Miyake’s wishes.
Since Miyake protected the seclusion of his family, no survivors have been found, defining an epoch in contemporary Japanese history.

Tacky polyester was made stylishly by Miyake’s origami-style pleats. He also weaved clothing using computer technology. His casual attire was created to promote all human bodies, regardless of color, physique, age, or size.
Miyake even loathed the name “fashion designer,” choosing not to associate with what he saw as a frivolous, trend-watching, ostentatious consumption.
Regardless of how the cloth was draped, folded, split, or wrapped, Miyake always started with a single piece.

Issey Miyake at fashion show

Over the years, he found inspiration in many different countries, cultures, and everyday items.

Such as plastic, rattan, “washi” paper, jute, horsehair, foil, yarn, batik, indigo dyes, and wiring.
He evoked Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, or he worked with Japanese painter Tadanori Yokoo to create psychedelic paintings of monkeys and vegetation.
He also collaborated with Ballet Frankfurt, director Maurice Bejart, choreographer Shiro Kuramata, furniture designer Shiro Kuramata, potter Lucie Rie, and photographer Irving Penn.

Lithuania, which had won its freedom from the Soviet Union.
Commissioned Miyake to design the official Olympic uniform in 1992.
Miyake, a 1938 Hiroshima native, shot to fame the moment he walked the catwalks in Europe.
On the cover of Elle magazine’s September 1973 issue was a brown blouse with raw silk knit and Japanese sashiko stitching.

No extra rituals will be held at Issey Miyake’s funeral

Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake was also a pioneer. He used the 80-year-old feminist Fusae Ichikawa as a model in the 1970s.
Also, giving the message that clothing should be cozy and showcase the true beauty of its wearers.
Even if his attire seemed to go above the commonplace and be spiritual.

He made a point to avoid seeming pretentious and always supported the T-shirt and jeans look.
Miyake before stated in his book that “designing is like a live creature. In that, it pursues what matters for its continuation and well-being.”
His office stated that a private funeral had already been held and no extra rituals will be held under Miyake’s wishes. Since Issey Miyake protected the seclusion of his family, no survivors have been found.
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